Sustainability

Liner recycling:
Glassine paper
  • Glassine has long fibres that are desirable in the paper recycling process
  • Whilst the paper is not recyclable in Australia, Raflatac’s RafCycle process now offers a viable recycling solution preventing tonnes of glassine from ending up in landfill
  • Silicone is removed from the glassine and used to generate power within the paper mill
  • Recycled Glassine Paper will have at least 7 more lives as is used for high quality magazine paper
  • Recycled pulp maximises the number of trees available for other uses
Our Footprint on the Planet
1

We use resources efficiently and act on climate change to preserve our environment for future generations.

2

We aim achieve economic growth whilst engaging in Sustainable procurement practice and protecting the ecosystems.

3

We will use resources more efficiently, be mindful of our carbon footprint and make conscious to reduce and offset our emissions.

PET Liner
  • PET liner recycling pilot trials are underway
  • Aim is to recycle the PET in Australia
  • Recycled Products are high quality consumer packaging which can be recycled many more times
Label & Package Compatibility
  • In line with 2025 Australian National Packaging Targets, labels matter when considering package recyclability
  • Correct label selection can enable the entire package to be recycled as one:
  • Paper and fibre based packaging should be labelled with paper labels
  • Glass packaging should be labelled with paper labels or wash off labels to enable the broken glass cullet to be effectively colour sorted for resupply to glass furnaces
  • Plastic packaging, in particular high-density polyethylene and low-density polyethylene (HDPE & LDPE) and polypropylene (PP) should be labelled with like films, in particular PE and PP
  • PET packaging should be labelled with wash-off label stocks, like UPM Raflatac RW85C adhesive, to enable the recycled PET flake to be free of label contaminants.
  • Post-consumer recycled (PCR) content in packaging is becoming increasingly important, as it is essential that recyclate has viable end markets to enable a circular economy. UPM Raflatac Vanish™ PCR range of clear, white and silver PET films now contain 90 percent PCR
  • Products relating to our key sustainability elements of Reduce, Recycle & Renew are
  • Reduce is our UPM Raflatac RAFNXT+ product range made with paper originating from 100 percent certified forests
  • Recycle – UPM Raflatac SmartCircle™ Wash-off labeling solutions
  • Renew is UPM Raflatac Forest Film, the industry’s first wood-based PP film, produced from UPM BioVerno™ naphtha.

You can read more about all of the above products and UPM Raflatac’s holistic approach to sustainability at: https://www.upmraflatac.com/news-and-stories/blog/2019/10/labeling-for-a-more-sustainable-future-proof-packaging/

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